TEMPLEGATE turns his expert eye to Saturday’s racing confident of bagging you some winners.
Read on to find out his selections and a pick for every race on the day.
MCFABULOUS (2.20 Kempton, nap)
He looked set to fight it out with star pair Thyme Hill and Paisley Park at Newbury last time.
He jumped the last going best of all before not quite getting home. Paul Nicholls is wise to drop him back in trip here and his pace and class can see him home.
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DOMINATEUR (3.10 Chepstow, nb)
He has won his two chases around in Chepstow in style and looks just the type for the Welsh National. Those victories both came in testing ground including a big novice contest on this card 12 months ago.
A three-runner race at Sandown last time was never going to suit but he’ll be spot on for fitness and has improvement to come.
ONE TRUE KING (3.30 Kempton, treble)
He should love stepping up in trip here after a barnstorming success at Leicester last time.
He won at Uttoxeter earlier this year before two excellent seconds at Cheltenham. Moving beyond two miles for the first time should bring out the best in him.
12.05 Sage Advice
Decent on the Flat and has joined a canny jumps yard.
12.35 Barbados Buck’s
Cost a packet and has won his past two starts well.
1.10 Smarty Wild
Knocking on the door and another good run at Ascot latest.
1.45 Two For Gold
Drop in trip looks wise and he could be on a handy mark.
2.20 MCFABULOUS (NAP)
Cracking run behind Paisley Park and Thyme Hill last time.
2.55 Imperial Aura
Looks a potential star and won easily again latest.
3.30 One True King (treble)
Consistent and will relish these conditions and big field
Just keeps winning and can defy 6lb rise in handicap
11.45 Champagne Rhythm
Went close over course and distance last time out.
Won this last season and has had a wind op ahead of this return.
12.50 Storm Arising
Good second last time and looks ahead of the handicapper.
1.25 Houx Gris
Strong form in France and Paul Nicholls does well with these imports.
1.58 Highland Hunter
Two good efforts in the mud this season and won’t be far away.
2.30 Easy As That
Some promise on hurdles debut and can improve.
3.10 Dominateur (nb)
Has good record at the track and shapes like a stayer.
3.50 Whiteoak Fleur
In good nick this season and proven in this company.
Can land a hat-trick of course and distance wins.
12.00 Who Cares Wins
Took a step forward when third at Chelmsford last time out.
Unlucky when only second at Kempton last time out.
1.05 Make It Rain
Consistent and is proven over this course and distance.
Went down in a head-bobber here last time out.
2.15 Scarlet Dragon
Missed the kick before finishing well here last time out.
2.50 Corazon Espinado
Went close over course and distance latest.
Scored here last time and a 3lb rise looks more than fair.
1.29 Excellent George
Looking for a fourth win over this course and distance.
2.04 Sir Hector
Good third at Wolverhampton last time out.
Goes well here and has come nicely down the weights.
Big improvement when winning here last time out.
3.40 El Salvaje
Last seen winning with plenty in hand over this course and distance.
4.10 Rockett Man
Has gone well on both starts so far and this trip should suit.
4.45 Deeds Not Words
This looks his easiest chance for a win in a good while.
Good run at Lingfield and cheekpieces could help.
Still a maiden but this won’t take a lot of winning.
Consistent and won easily at Market Rasen last time out.
Sneaks in at bottom of weights and good third at Newbury on debut.
12.58 Easy Bucks
Going well since going chasing and can go close again.
1.30 Take Your Time
Shapes as though this trip will be ideal on handicap debut.
Has looked a potential star in winning both his chase outings.
Impressive winner at Doncaster last time out.
3.05 Chief Brody
In winning form three runs ago and this looks wide open.
Came back from a long break with a good effort at Ascot latest.
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